Sailors conduct flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea, Feb. 21, 2018, during a regularly scheduled deployment.

Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan M. Kinee

Sailors conduct flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson

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